When planning your shower enclosure, keep in mind that each glass panel needs to be at least 5 1/2″ wide, which is the minimum width for tempering glass and supporting the hardware. Also, the door will need to be a minimum of 22″ wide and no more than 36″ wide.
What is code for shower door opening?
Shower floor minimum size is usually mandated to be at least 30 inches square; that is, 30 inches by 30 inches. Because shower doors are usually glass and can break and because of other access issues, bathroom code states that shower doors need to have at least 24 inches of opening clearance.
Are shower doors required by code?
Easy access is a must for shower doors. Yours should open outward into the bathroom, and they need to maintain unobstructed clearance zones of at least 22 inches in width. California conserves water by instituting maximum flow rates for different fixture types.
How much clearance do you need for a shower?
The IRC requires you to leave at least 24 inches of clearance space in front of the shower. This space allows the shower door to swing open and closed, and also allows people to safely enter and exit the shower.
What is minimum clearance for toilet?
Most codes require at least 15 inches (measured from the center of the toilet) from any side wall or obstruction and not closer than 30 inches center to center to any other sanitary fixture. (The NKBA actually recommends 32 inches.) There should be at least 24 inches of clear space in front of a toilet or bidet.
How much clearance do you need above a shower door?
Building codes require that a shower door open outward, as a door that only opens inward can easily become blocked if the occupant falls. Do be mindful when a shower door swings outward that there is enough clearance space, a minimum of 30 inches on either side of the door when it is open.